SALGA Status of Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities 2023

The status of Embedded Generation (EG) in South African Municipalities is covered, with data per province and municipality where available. Total registered EG MW are also compared with other studies by Eskom and SAPVIA. (SALGA 2023)

February, 2024
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NRS 097-2-3:2023 Simplified Connection Criteria for LV Connected generators

NRS 097-2-3 provides criteria to be applied when applications for LV connected embedded generators are being assessed.  If generators fall within these criteria, they can be approved without doing grid impact studies.

February, 2023
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ERA Schedule 2 – Embedded Generation license exemption (17 Jan 2023)

Specifies embedded generator sizes that are exempt from NERSA licensing requirements, and which are exempt but still need to register with NERSA (Note that this document is very similar to the 15 Dec 2022 Schedule 2, with one wording correction which does not affect embedded generator registration or licensing requirements).

January, 2023
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Renewable Power Plant Grid Code Compliance Test Guideline

Guideline and reporting templates for Renewable Energy Power Plant Grid Code Compliance testing (Rev 3.0) by the Grid Code Secretariat

March, 2022
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ERA Schedule 2 (5Oct2021) Legal Opinion

Legal Opinion by Pinsent Masons on the application of the ERA Schedule 2 license exemption (of 5 October 2021) in the context on the MFMA, MSA, ERA Section 34 determination, and New Generation Regulations.  Pinsent Masons, 22 November 2021.

December, 2021
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NERSA Cost of Supply Framework

NERSA developed the Cost of Supply (COS) Framework for licensed electricity distributors (‘licensees’) in South Africa. The framework will be used as a guideline to licensees when developing their COS studies.

June, 2020
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NRS 058: Cost of Supply Methodology

The NRS 058 is a draft Cost of Supply methodology for application in the electricity distribution industry. The NRS 058 provides a deeper level of detail to NERSA’s Cost of Supply Framework, and the two documents can therefore be used in conjunction.

June, 2020
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The financial case for rooftop solar pv in low-and-mid income households in South Africa (Modelling))

This report describes, in detail, a spreadsheet model that evaluates the impact on municipal revenue and household electricity costs if the household invests in a grid-tied rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system and identifies areas of potential which could improve the financial case for LIHH & MIHH without unduly prejudicing municipal income or requiring significant subsidisation (Conway

October, 2019
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PV Green Card Brochure for Installers

An overview of the PV Green Card quality assurance programme for installers, the benefits of engaging in this programme, as well as how to apply for such Green Card accreditation (South African Photovoltaics Industry Association, 2018).

March, 2019
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National doc
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PV Green Card Brochure for Customers

Provides an overview of the PV Green Card quality assurance programme, the benefits the programme for prospective PV SSEG customers, as well as how to go about engaging with PV GreenCard installers. (South African Photovoltaics Industry Association, 2018)

March, 2019
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